noun Etymology: sim- (probably alteration of synthetic) + lovastatin Date: 1987 a semisynthetic drug C25H38O5 that decreases the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream and is derived from a compound produced by a mold (Aspergillus terreus)

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  • simvastatin — sim va*stat in, n. a chemical substance ({C25H38O5}) having inhibitory activity on the enzyme HMG CoA reductase, and used in medicine to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. Syn: synvinolin; MK 733; Zocor. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study — The Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (also known under the abbreviation 4S) is a multicenter clinical trial that was performed in 1990s in Scandinavia.The objective of the study was to assess effect of a cholesterol lowering drug called… …   Wikipedia

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